Which is more terrifying: fleeing through a graveyard with an undead monster on your heels, or asking your biggest crush out on a date?
These are just a couple of the nerve-racking scenarios you’ll face in Choices: Stories You Play. The game’s interactive, illustrated novels cast you as the main character. Whether you’re a fan of young-adult fiction, classic romance or white-knuckle horror, there’s a tale for every taste.
The digital books in Choices are full of sharp writing and unforgettable characters, but you decide how they play out.
You might be challenged to beat the high score at an arcade dancing game, following onscreen prompts to bust the right moves. Or you might have to decide whether to listen to a mysterious voice in your head that tells you to hide – not run – as a creepy creature chases you down.
What makes Choices a shining standout among interactive-fiction apps is developer Pixelberry Studios’ willingness to tackle touchy subjects. Some stories might have subplots on bullying, body image and other sensitive topics – accompanied by links to real-world resources for those who might be struggling.
Pixelberry’s writers celebrate diversity too, with inclusive options for ethnicity, gender expression and sexual orientation.
Different decisions open up new plot paths and make each book eminently rereadable. True to its name, Choices offers plenty of freedom to express who you are – or who you’d love to be.